The Slender Darling-pea is a prostrate, ascending to erect perennial herb growing up to 25 cm tall with densely pubescent stems. The leaves are mostly 5-10 cm long, with 3-11 leaflets that are 5-30 mm long and 1-2 mm wide. The flowers are up to 10 mm long and pea-like with the keel a solid pink and the standard usually has pink and white stripes. It is distinguished by the strongly twisted hypanthium and keel with retracted tip.
Slender Darling-pea |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Swainsona murrayana
The main potential threats to the species include habitat destruction by goats (Capra hircus) and feral pigs (Sus scrofa) salinisation of habitat urban development in grassland habitat and inappropriate fire regimes (Ayres et al.; 1996 DECC; 2005a).